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Penny Grubb - crime writer
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Crime writer, academic, authors' rights champion
Crime writer, academic, authors' rights champion

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The dangers of becoming disorientated in deep water
Our health services are chronically under-staffed after
years of austerity (for which no one ever made a credible case, but that’s a
different debate) and we desperately need to train up all the capable people we
can. And there are plenty of very capable pe...
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The versatility of the chopstick
Out of nowhere I had a sudden desire to knit, not something I’ve
done for decades and not something for which I’ve ever had the least aptitude,
but hey, have-wool-will-knit – and I had wool. Alas, a forensic search of the house turned up but a solitary knit...
The versatility of the chopstick
The versatility of the chopstick
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For fans of Farscape, Dr Who, Elite: Dangerous, the Lords of Midnight and more in that ilk...
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Farscape, FantastiCon and Hornsea Writers
There is usually good representation from Hornsea Writers at the annual sci-fi convention, FantastiCon, and we hope that this year will be no exception. But as yet there is no insider knowledge on whether any Hornsea Writer has a book to launch there. The u...
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Local publisher takes a shine to Hornsea Writers
Local publisher, Fantastic Books Publishing , published its
first short story anthology in 2012. It was called Fusion and one of the
Hornsea Writers, Stuart Aken, was invited to contribute. Since then, Fantastic Books has published six short story
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Everybody Shrugged: A timely tale of government overreach with Pythonesque overtones
Everybody Shrugged by Walt Pilcher My rating: 5 of 5 stars It’s advertised as a tale of government overreach on steroids. And it is! Pilcher's humour is Pythoesque, but the story unfolds with a terrible feel of inevitable internal logic that you can only st...
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Fiction might be fiction but it still has to work
I have written non-fiction
(articles, textbooks, reports etc) as well as fiction and if I put an error in
a textbook it could affect generations of students. But fiction writers too
have to get it right.  Years ago, I was fascinated by Roman history. I not ...
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A portent of parental problems
Today I’ve been incapable of writing the
word ‘parents’ (even had to go back and correct that one). Every time, my
fingers spell out p-a-r-t-e-n-t-s, autocorrect helpfully (not) makes it into
portents. Being away from home and with the wireless
keyboard doe...
A portent of parental problems
A portent of parental problems
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The art and craft of thinking
Part of my day job is to introduce large numbers of students to the
world of higher education via a short series of workshops that runs across a
single term. The ‘visible’ part of this is guiding new students around the
physical and administrative complex t...
The art and craft of thinking
The art and craft of thinking
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Book review: Ours: poetry collection including Maureen Duffy
Ours by Maureen Duffy My rating: 5 of 5 stars I love Maureen Duffy's poetry - it's down to earth, solid, and is about real people and real things. There is only one of her poems in Ours because this is mainly a book of the winners and shortlisted entries to...
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